"You see them online everyday the shootings everywhere...it obviously and unfortunately is a big topic with everyone," Blair Candy Owner Pat Dandrea says.
Pat Dandrea owns Blair Candy in Altoona. With 35 employees, he's confident his small business is safe.
"We have a pretty safe environment here, but knock on wood all of those people usually say the same thing in those cases," Dandrea says.
Dandrea says his staff does not have a formal plan in case of an emergency situation, but after watching Homeland Security's video, that could change.
"It's not too detailed so that it can be used by anybody whatever size building your in. I think I would use that with my employees right now," Dandrea says.
The three and a half minute video outlines steps people should take in the event of an active shooter, including evacuation and taking cover.
One portion of the video drawing criticism is the idea of confronting an active shooter with desk supplies.
"If one of those people had a gun then they wouldn't be fearing for their lives as much. I'd rather have the gun then the scissors," Blair Candy Employee Bill Ajay says.
That issue aside, Dandrea says the video is something he'll keep around as a reminder.
"Everybody thinks they would know what to do but in a state of confusion when you're scared to death it really does help a little bit," Dandrea says.
As part of the video homeland security does say challenging the shooter should be the last resort.
To view the Department of Homeland Security's Active Shooter Training Video click here.